December 11, 2012

800 Posts! And Expecting the Unexpected

Hooray! I’ve reached the milestone of 800 blog posts! I have to admit to myself that it is quite an accomplishment. On January 1, I’ll be (mentally) dancing a jig and celebrating five years out here in blogland. Not too shabby.

So what I have learned along the way? One important lesson is to expect the unexpected. Inspiration for blog posts and photos come from the little life moments that take me a bit by surprise and make me pause. Sometimes, they even make me giggle.

Here is a case in point. During our recent Churchill adventure, eagle-eye Mister Jim noticed some playful polar bears were hiding under a nearby rover. Photography-hungry tourists on board the vehicle were madly searching the landscapes for these animals. And here they were, tucked underneath and probably snorting some laughs about how they outwitted the humans.

It just goes to show you that merriment can show up at the most unlikely time and place!

Thank you for the privilege of sharing my life and thoughts with you. It’s been a lot of work to create 800 posts. But it has been worth it!

P.S. Dear following friends: Please continue to comment on my posts this month so that you can get additional chances to win an Alaska photo book!


  1. that's hilarious!!! love it!

    and congrats on 800!!! only 10x that to go! :)

  2. Donna! tremendous accomplishment! i'm right around 100 now. time goes by so fast when you blog, huh?

  3. Oh that picture is hysterical. They need a glass bottom rover. LOL!
    Congrats on 800 posts. It's been fun following along with you!

  4. That is the funniest thing I've seen all day! The company probably doesn't want this to get around... Hahahahaha...

    Congrats on 800 posts! That's a milestone; the years are, too. So glad that you're in Blogdom!

  5. Congratulations on 800 posts. That's quite an accomplishment.
    That photo is just too funny. It would make a great poster.

  6. Congrats on 5 years and 800 posts.
    It is a prviledge to be here to see your amazing pictures.

  7. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Hope the next 800 are just as fun to write.

    Love the photo of the bears hiding out under the bus.

  8. I could feel your excitement over your 800th post~:) Donna!
    I'm thrilled for you. You certainly have created a wonderful and fun blog.

  9. Congratulations on 800 posts! That picture is so funny!! Maybe they should invest in a glass-bottom bus!

  10. A Late Congratulations to you Bloggy Buddy!!!
    Let's do 10 more!!Hahaaa

  11. Love it when you share the expected - and the unexpected! This was a smile-maker!

  12. Congratulations sweetie!!

    Love the cute :)

    Always a pleasant surprise to come visit and see what delights you have to share ♥

  13. Okay that is amazing and very funny! :)

    Merry Christmas, kiddo. :)


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